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Category: New Discoveries

Ingredient Of The Day: Tamarind

April 5, 2020

Tamarind, aka Indian Date and Tamarindo, is used for flavoring dishes such as chutney, curry, jam, preserves, sauce, soup, and stews. It has an acidic-sour sweet flavor when it is young and a slightly sweet flavor when it matures. Peel the brittle pod and remove the pulp and cover with boiling water and then make …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Curly Endive

April 4, 2020

Curly Endive, aka Chicory Endive, is a green that can be used raw and cooked. It has a slightly bitter flavor and can be used in a salad or as a braising green or for a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: White Strawberry

April 2, 2020

The White Strawberry, aka Alpine Strawberry and Beach Strawberry, is a specialty variety of strawberry with a floral-fruity-sweet flavor and juicy-tender texture. Use in a fruit dish, fruit purée, salad, and as a garnish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Bean

April 1, 2020

The Fava Bean or Broad Bean is a fresh shelling bean that needs to be removed from the pod and then blanched to help remove the outer skin. They are labour intensive to prepare but worth the trouble. The Fava Beans have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and can be used in salad, Risotto, pasta dish, …

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Ingredient Of The Day: Pea Tendril

March 31, 2020

The Pea Tendril or Pea Green is the leafy part that sprouts from the pea pods. They have a sweet-vegetal flavor and crisp-tender texture and can be used as a garnish, in Pesto Sauce, salad, and stir-fry.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Arugula Rapini

March 30, 2020

Arugula Rapini, aka Arugula Rabe, is the result of the wild greens maturing and become a hardier version of regular Arugula. They have a peppery-vegetal-slightly bitter flavor and because of their tough texture they should be cooked. Use in pasta dishes and Risotto, on pizza, and as a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Guava

March 29, 2020

The Guava is a tropical fruit with an acidic-aromatic-sweet flavor. Use for out-of-hand eating, compote, jam, and a sweet or savory sauce.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Fava Green

March 28, 2020

The Fava Green or Fava Tendril is the green from the Fava Bean. They have a grassy-vegetal-slightly sweet flavor and crisp-tender texture. Use raw or cooked for salad, Pesto Sauce, Risotto, and a vegetable side dish.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Honey Tangerine

March 27, 2020

The Honey Tangerine, aka Murcott Orange, is a sweet-juicy variety of citrus. They have a short season and they are best used for out-of-hand eating, in salad, a vinaigrette, and for cocktails.…

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Ingredient Of The Day: Onion Scrape

March 25, 2020

The Onion Scrape, aka Onion Whistle, are the shoots that sprout from the onion when they are growing in the ground. They have an earthy-floral-musty- pungent-vegetal flavor and can be used as a garnish or any application that calls for onion.…

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